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“Our British weather is fickle and not a little uncertain, but it does allow a year of growing and eating. Charles’s book is a paean to our weather, climate and soil. It celebrates all that is good about growing year round, and I guarantee that you’ll actually look forward to winter after this read.” Alys Fowler This book explains how to come through winter with plenty of vegetables stored and others ready for harvest, and gives advice for growing plants through winter for eating during the ‘hungry gap’ from April to early June. Winter and early spring require a different kind of gardening from that of the summer months: not a lot grows at this time, but a well-planned plot may nonetheless be quite full. Vegetables need to be sown and planted at specific times – so the book’s middle section is a monthly sowing, planting and growing calendar. The next part covers month-by-month harvesting, from garlic in July to spring cabbage and pea shoots in May. Many salads can be grown in winter, especially with a little protection from fleece and cloches. The book includes examples of frost-hardy salad plants and other vegetables, with best sowing dates and harvesting methods. How to Grow Winter Vegetables CHARLES DOWDING The beauty of winter and its produce is captured in photographs from the author’s garden. Charles Dowding has been growing organic vegetables for nearly 30 years and was an early pioneer of vegetable boxes. He runs organic gardening courses from his farm in Somerset, where he crops an acre of intensive raised beds using no-dig methods and grows vegetables and salads for local shops and restaurants. Also by Charles Dowding: Publication: 21 April 2011 • £14.95 paperback ISBN 978 1 900322 88 1 • 234mm x 170mm • 232pp in full colour Publicity contact: Stacey Despard, Green Books Tel: 01803 863260 Sales contact: Signature Book Representation (UK) Ltd Tel: 0845 862 1730 How to Grow Winter Vegetables will be printed on 100% recycled paper made from post-consumer waste; the covers will be made from 75% recycled material. “An invaluable book, intelligent of course, and inspiring too.” Anna Pavord

How to Grow Winter Vegetables

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